Monthly Archives: May 2010

Ellery Show

You got a hint of it over Fashion Week, but here it is our Ellery mini documentary. See behind the scenes and the amazing show.

some things I like…

Lin Jiunting, Beyond the Frame, 2006. Multichannel interactive video installation at the White Rabbit Gallery

Graz opticals and sunglasses

Li Bo, The Importance of Ancient Western Relics, 2007. Oil on canvas at the White Rabbit Gallery

Beau Coops new season booties

Prada limited edition Tshirt in box,  Graz opticals, Books from the MCA Sydney, Dior candle & Lanvin bowtie from ASSIN on Sam Whiteman table, Acne mens animal print shoes.

Prada mens bag

The colour of the Acne shopping bags

Zhang Chun Hong, Life Strands, 2004 charcoal and graphite on paper at the White Rabbit Gallery

Bigeni draped in success

Gary Bigeni’s summer10/11 collection was so well received over Fashion Week that I decided to let you in on his personal showing with StyleMeRomy. It’s actually becoming quite a rarity these days to be taken through a collection directly with a designer. Bring it back, it makes you understand the collection so much more, take a look.

The New Guard Buyer’s Report

The New Guard’s, Erin Skipter and Anna Sergiou share their thoughts on the show from a buyer’s perspective…

Clare Alstin reports…

We were wowed by two things that day: PR guru Holly Garber’s ability to run the event with military-style efficiency, all the while looking as though she should be walking in the show herself, and Dion’s crystal-growing abilities. The Terry Biviano high sandals used in the show were completely adorned in the crystals Dion grew in the weeks leading up to the show. Who knew fashion’s new golden boy doubled in after dark Weird Science? Guys, what were your favourite looks from the show and what will you be buying for The New Guard?

Anna: I love Dion for the men’s’ tailoring. I’ll be wearing the skinny lapel blazer in black and if I know Erin, she’ll choose the light blue deconstructed blazer… it was worn with a double layer vest.

Erin: Yes! Love Dion’s use of dusty colours this time round but the black sleeveless tuxedo-dress was a winner for me too.

Clare: The digital prints were new for Dion. Did they work for you?

Anna: loved the long-sleeve dress and skirt. It looked like huge ink stains. It’s a commercial option that will have great sell-through.

Erin: The pleated dresses knotted at the front were incredible too. I’m looking forward to seeing how they fit.

Clare: How do would you describe a Dion Lee customer?

Anna: She’s different to our normal clients. She’s directional, wears clean lines and Dion is the only local label she wears

Clare: Errr, you just described yourself except you only wear BLACK! Why do you think he won Australian designer of the year?

Anna: Because the design and detail is original and architectural. There’s no obvious reference to his peers or counterparts. He is true to his vision and his vision is HIS own.

Buyer’s Report

Well you’ve heard it from the Fashion Press, now listen to the Buyer’s report on Fashion Week and what will actually be in Australia’s three best boutiques, August/ Sept. They made some interesting discoveries we all need to know about….

Elise Pioch, Buyer Belinda and The Corner Shop

Eva Galambos, Buyer/Owner Parlour X

Loren Abood Buyer/Owner , bloodorange

Lagerfeld’s debut short film

Everyone’s talking about Chanel’s latest short film and Cruise collection 2011. The Saint-Tropez way of life was definitely imitating art in Karl Lagerfeld’s film “Remember Now”. You couldn’t get any more beautiful people in a film if you tried -Abbey Lee, Freja Beha Erichsen, Elisa Sednaoui, the list goes on.

Oh and how cool is this personalised email invite I received from Chanel for a bloggers afternoon tea.

Part 1

Part 2’s Tim Blanks

Clare Alstin talks to the fabulous Tim Blanks, who was brought out by Australian Vogue to give his verdict of Rosemount Australian Fashion Week.

Tim Blanks with Kirstie Clements, Editor in Chief, Vogue Australia

Fashion Week recovery

This is where I’m going to be this weekend in the capable hands of Miss Frou Frou’s Beauty Therapist Victoria Guttierez, the guru in hot stone massages. I may have to fight my way through the fashionista wait list. Ive just ruined Sydney’s best kept secret!

SalonX 86 William St Paddington 9357 6228

Things I couldn’t live without during Fashion Week

A big thank you to the contributing team at Style Me Romy….

Rachel Papandrea- Fashion Editor StyleMeRomy (don’t leave!!)

Tim Kindler- Videographer and photographer

Daniel Nadel- photographer and Renya Xydis ghd Hair Director

Simon Jankelson- Web Developer and Musican extraordinaire

Taras Didyk- Producer/Videographer

Marnie Haddad- Photographer

Vanessa Ryan
– tattoo’s and newsletter design

Marie-Claude Mallat- Marketing and PR

And my ghd hair stylers


The Ksubi show wrapped fashion week with a collection inspired by the the late 80′s. Denim has never looked sexier and their experimental use of fabrics with words blasted on, made for a symbolic collection and a dramatic show. Watch our video for the complete show…